Upcoming Events

King Hall NLG Week - Day Three

January 27, 2010

Day 3: Wednesday, January 27th - Tackling Homelessness: Legal Solutions and Direct Action: Attorneys, judges and activists on the front lines of the struggle against the causes of homelessness will discuss the challenges facing the homeless and the steps being taken in the legal community to confront and overcome them.

Bay Area Military Law Panel Meeting

January 26, 2010

The next Bay Area Military Law Panel meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m. at 3050 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley; 510/848-4752, x4. The office is 2 blocks east of the Ashby BART, between Ashby and Alcatraz.

Tim Kingston and Jeff Patterson will present a program on Effective Media Strategies in Military Cases. Tim is a free lance reporter. Jeff works for Courage to Resist. This should be an interesting program of practical use when we consider whether media attention would help clients.

After the presentation we will discuss current cases and trends.

King Hall NLG Week - Day Two

January 26, 2010

Day 2: Tuesday, January 26th - Careers Serving the People: Movement, Law and Social Change: Wondering how to navigate your career path in the public interest? In this panel workshop, lawyers from diverse public interest practice fields share their insight and experience in the field with an interactive Q&A session on how to grow and sustain an effective and rewarding career in the service of human rights and social justice.

King Hall NLG Week - Day One

January 25, 2010

Day 1: Monday, January 25th - A Conversation on Palestine: A forward-looking presentation by noted scholars and activists regarding the occupation of Palestine within a legal and historical framework. Featuring Richard Becker, A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition Western Regional Director, and As`ad AbuKhalil, Visiting Professor, UC Berkeley.
Location: Moot Courtroom (1008)
Lunch: Shah's Halal Cart

Testimonial Dinner Committee Meeting

January 13, 2010

The next meeting to organize our chapter's annual Testimonial Dinner will be on Wednesday, January 13, 6:30 PM in Oakland.

The Testimonial Dinner, this year on March 27, is the biggest fund raiser for the chapter. Getting involved in planning and executing the event is a great way to contribute to the chapter, meet other volunteers, and add your voice and creativity to a project that highlights our chapter and some of its members to hundreds of attendees every year. Please join us.

Ethics Jeopardy & Coping with the Challenge of Legal Practice MCLEs

January 11, 2010

Sponsored by BALIF, California Young Lawyer's Association and NLG San Francisco Chapter

Attention all attorneys with last names ending in the letters A-G! BALIF, in partnership with the California Young Lawyers Association and NLG San Francisco Chapter, is offering two opportunities for attorneys to meet the ethics and substance abuse MCLE requirements:

Ethics Jeopardy with Bob Hawley

Coping with the Challenge of Legal Practice (Substance Abuse Issues) with Richard Carlton, Lawyers Assistance Program

Dates: November 30, 2009 or January 11, 2010

State Bar Committee Meeting

January 10, 2010

Wednesday evening, January 20, 2010, at 6:30PM we will hold a State Bar Committee Meeting at Don Ramon's Mexican Restaurant, 225 11th St. San Francisco, CA. We have changed our name to the Doris Brin Walker Law Reform Committee in honor of Doris, who was the leading light of this committee and did this work for decades.

We will be discussing upcoming changes instituted by the California Conference of Bar Associations and planning resolutions for the coming meetings.

Executive Board Meeting

January 6, 2010

Our chapter Executive Board meetings are generally held every first Wednesday of the month, alternating between the East Bay and San Francisco. The board governs the chapter and is elected by the Bay Area membership. Any current member may attend, though only board members may vote. The current board list can be found by clicking here.

Our January meeting will be from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at the office of Golstein, Demchak, Baller, Borgen & Dardarian, 300 Lakeside Drive, Suite 1000 in Oakland.

Wherever There's a Fight: A History of the California Civil Rights Struggle

December 18, 2009

The NLGSF is cosponsoring this event with the Bay Area Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society.

Featuring:

Elaine Elinson
Co-Author of Wherever There's a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California and Media Relations Advisor, Equal Justice Society

Demonstrations Committee Meeting

December 15, 2009

Join our Demonstrations Committee for our monthly meeting. We review past and future demonstrations, protests and other actions. We discuss our chapter's legal support of activists, evolving laws, and police practices.

We meet each 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6 pm at 558 Capp Street, 2nd Floor in San Francisco.

Holiday Soiree & Auction

December 10, 2009

Celebrating the work of our Committee Against Torture!

Our annual holiday party will include a live & silent auction - just in time for the gift-giving season.

Bid on a week at a great vacation house, theatre tickets, artwork, a rafting adventure, restaurant gift certificates and more.

Meditation for Lawyers CLE

December 9, 2009

Meditation for Lawyers will be presented by Doug Chermak, Hon. Mary Morgan (SF Superior Court), Judi Cohen and David Borgen on Wednesday, December 9, 2009. Registration begins at 5:30 PM and the program is from 6 - 8:30 PM at the law office of Goldstein, Demchak, Baller, Borgen & Dardarian, 300 Lakeside Drive, Suite 1000, in Oakland.

2 Hours CLE Credit: One hour of Detection/Prevention of Substance Abuse and one hour of regular CLE credit will be available.

$35 for public service and low income attorneys; $65 regular rate.

Release? A Conversation with Michael Bien, Lead Counsel in the CA Prisoner Release Case

December 3, 2009

The CURB Coalition Presents:

Release? A Conversation with Michael Bien, a Lead Counsel in the CA Prisoner Release Case in front of the three-judge federal court panel.

This is an opportunity to ask questions directly about how this lawsuit will impact our loved ones and our work. We hope that we can come to some collective clarity about what the current legal situation is -- as well as what to expect in the future -- so that we can build better plans to bring people home from California prisons.

Executive Board Meeting

December 2, 2009

Our chapter Executive Board meetings are generally held every first Wednesday of the month, alternating between the East Bay and San Francisco. The board governs the chapter and is elected by the Bay Area membership. Any current member may attend, though only board members may vote.

Our December meeting will be from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at the office of Golstein, Demchak, Baller, Borgen & Dardarian, 300 Lakeside Drive, Suite 1000 in Oakland.

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